4 Questions to Consider When Planning Your Fire Pit

4 Questions to Consider When Planning Your Fire Pit

Fire features are great additions to your yard.

Fire features are great additions to your yard. Even though the bitter cold might keep you inside, you shouldn’t ignore the potential of adding a fire pit to your home’s outdoor space. Here are some pressing questions to consider when you are planning your fire pit.

Stationary or Mobile?

First of all, do you want your new fire pit to stay put, or do you want to move it around? A stationary fire pit can be a great conversation starter. You can also use it draw the eyes of your guests once it’s warm enough to have gatherings and other parties in your yard. If you want your fire pit in one spot, you should make sure it matches the exterior of your home. However, for a mobile fire pit, you won’t have to worry about that. Copper, stainless steel, and even iron are common choices for fire bowls of this type.

What Fuel Source?

Next, decide if you want to burn wood, or have your fire pit fueled by gas. If you burn wood, don’t forget about a screen and make sure you have plenty of firewood on hand.

What Should You Put It On?

By choosing a mobile fire pit, you bring yourself to another decision. What surface should serve as the base? We recommend you use natural stone, gravel, or brick, just to name a few ideas. These are fireproof or at least fire-resistant.

Where Should It Go?

The last decision you’ll have to make is where to put your new fire pit in your yard. Most of the time, you’ll need to ensure a cushion of at least 10 feet between the fire pit and your home. You should also keep it well away from your neighbors’ houses. Before you begin planning on your new pit, make sure to check in with your community’s homeowners association, along with researching local and state laws.


At Honeysuckle Nursery and Design, you will get construction and maintenance crews on site who have a minimum of 10 years of experience in all types of landscaping. Our designers will work closely with you to understand how you want to use your space so that we can make the most of your entire site. We are committed to providing complete customer satisfaction and will work with you every step of the way to be sure that you are happy with your landscape design.

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